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Chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut (Wieze Belgium) has developed a “lactose-free” milk chocolate.
Chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut (Wieze Belgium) has developed a “lactose-free” milk chocolate, immediately available to the European market.
The company’s chocolate uses specialized skimmed milk powder with “the lowest lactose content available on the market”-presumably low enough to allow for the “lactose-free” claim. Low lactose levels allow the company to use more milk powder, generating a taste very close to conventional milk chocolate.
Recent data suggests that lactose intolerance is prevalent in as much as 70% of the European adult population. This could provide for significant market opportunities with lactose-free dairy products.